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  • #31
    Originally posted by Moving molecules . View Post
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    Are those magnets you are using?

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    • #32
      Click image for larger version

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      But as we all have had experience with welding magnets ... magnets can cause havoc with TIG and MIG welding Arc.

      But if careful with spacing πŸ˜‰l now use 1” round strong magnets for Tacking up if you cannot use grips

      But my ideal method of clamping a panel is with modified vice grips .... with the tips welded together ... then cleaned up with 10mm belt file ... then cut through the weld cleanly.

      this creates a clamp like the ones with swivel feet but my ones are solid.

      So as long as you get your metal thickness right ... and have a very very slight Welding gap with TIG or mig you can guarantee a 100% finish on the back of the Panel .

      do you like the Blue PowerTec clamps???.

      May l also compliment you on your workmanship and your willingness to go that extra mile for the details.

      cheers Matt. UK
      Last edited by Moving molecules .; 09-01-2020, 08:49 PM.
      https://www.precisionpanelcraft.co.uk/

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      • #33
        May l also be bold to ask you for some help with our new TRUMF 501 PullMax.... Have a lot to learn about the tooling....πŸ‘πŸ˜‰
        https://www.precisionpanelcraft.co.uk/

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        • #34
          Matt, I've never used the blue PowerTec clamps, do you have them yourself?



          Thought I'd do a progression of pictures to show the carnage we started with on the hood brace to where it was painted this past weekend....




















          Note the wings left adjacent to the weld to act as heat sinks and prevent the edge from burning back...











          No Bog, just epoxy primer, basecoat, and clearcoat. Looks almost factory!!


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          • #35
            great work robert, always nice to see paint on, thanks for posting
            thanks neil

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            • #36
              Originally posted by MP&C View Post
              Matt, I've never used the blue PowerTec clamps, do you have them yourself?



              Thought I'd do a progression of pictures to show the carnage we started with on the hood brace to where it was painted this past weekend....




















              Note the wings left adjacent to the weld to act as heat sinks and prevent the edge from burning back...











              No Bog, just epoxy primer, basecoat, and clearcoat. Looks almost factory!!


              spot on work .... l love a thinker... Is that the right word not great with words....

              Yes Robert is Rob OK.... I have got a set of blue clamps ...... they’re Okkkk.... but I also modify them as well..... making the tag a bit thinner.πŸ˜‰.

              cheers Matt.... UK.

              https://www.precisionpanelcraft.co.uk/

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              • #37
                "No Bog, just epoxy primer, basecoat, and clearcoat. Looks almost factory!!"

                I bet it never looked as good then as it does now. Beautiful work!

                Cheers Charlie

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                • #38
                  Thanks Charlie!


                  So every time we place the hood on my folding stand, the hood skin deflects upward at those pressure points (corners). Which means that won't work for blocking out the hood. So lets' use the same supports that the hood uses and make a blocking "stand".

                  Large 5/8" bolt through the hood latch hole for supporting the nose...





                  And going through our scrap inventory, here's some tubing we used for the back end, bolted into the hinge support. The extra "feet" help to stabilize it so the sanding effort won't try and flop it over...














                  With that done, all our open holes are taped over and the entire bottom side masked off to protect the inside finish..








                  A bit of Evercoat 416 to address some lows, and 3 coats of SPI epoxy for the next round of blocking on the outside.








                  Blocking...





                  Some booth clean up and fresh masking on the table, hood pre-cleaned and tacked.....





                  Sealed with SPI Epoxy thinned about 10%





                  Fleet paint that was used originally on the truck, supplied by owner. Orange peel in a can..





                  2 coats of color, 2 coats of SPI Universal Clear...





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